Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway
|Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway|
|Maintained by National Highways Authority of India|
|Length:||135.6 km (84.3 mi)|
|Major cities:||Sonipat, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Nuh, Sohna, Hathin, Palwal|
Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar–Palwal Expressway, is an under construction 135.6 km (84.3 mi) long Expressway in the Indian state of Haryana. The 135.6 km long Expressway has been divided into three sections of 45 km each. Five Flyovers are being constructed at places where the expressway crosses national highways, namely, NH 44 at Kundli (Sonepat) where it starts just north of Delhi, NH 10 just northwest of Bahadurgarh Jhajjar, NH 8 south of Manesar, NH 71B southwest of Sohna and NH 2 south of Palwal. In total 15 flyovers and 75 small bridges will be constructed on the Manesar-Palwal stretch and 30 flyovers and four railway overbridges will be constructed on the Kundli-Manesar stretch.
From North to South,
- Kundli in Sonepat district
- Pipli Khera between Kharkhoda (Haryana) and Delhi border on Delhi-Gohana road
- Sampla on Rohtak road
- Pataudi in Gurugram district
- Manesar in Gurugram district
- Sohna in Gurugram district
- Palwal in Palwal district
The 6 lane expressway will have world-class infrastructure such as parking lots, refilling stations, police stations, trauma centre, helipad, refreshment centres, and recreational facilities. The Government of Haryana envisages development of profile land uses as Knowledge City, Medi City, Fashion City, Leisure and Entertainment Cities, Cyber City and Dry-Port facility along with other similar developments.
Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway was first proposed in 2003 along with Delhi Eastern Peripheral Expressway. It was envisioned as Build Operate Transfer (BOT) project to construct a 135.6 km, access controlled four lane expressway from NH 1 near Kundli Sonipat to NH 2 Palwal near Faridabad. Since Delhi would benefit from rerouting of the vehicular away from it, Delhi state agreed to bear 50 per cent of the land acquisition cost of the expressway. The project was awarded to KMP Expressways ltd. with commercial operations supposed to begin in June 2009.
In June 2012, a revised deadline of May 2013 was fixed. Repeated delays forced the Government of Haryana to terminate the contract and pay KMP Expressways and lenders rs 1,300 crore as termination payment. Finally after intervention of Supreme Court of India in January 2015, the project was revived and new bids were invited. It was also decided to upgrade the expressway to a six lane expressway.
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